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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Pueblo Chieftain
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:26:15 -0700

All told, the Pueblo Chemical Depot is an amazing space with more than 3 million square-feet of building space and 14 outdoor storage areas, according to the PuebloPlex website. Currently, more than 70 tenants lease buildings and igloos, and account ...
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:33:45 -0700

WE WERE thrilled to learn that the U.S. Army will be redirecting $54.5 million over the next two years to speed up cleanup at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The funds are pre-budgeted and are simply being relocated to the project to help with ongoing ...

The Denver Channel

The Denver Channel
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:15:44 -0700

Officials said Monday about 1,300 shells will be torn open with explosives inside a closed chamber at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The mustard agent will be drained and chemically neutralized. Officials once estimated as many as 40,000 shells would be ...

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The Tribune
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:33:45 -0700

PUEBLO, Colorado — The Army is shifting funding to provide another $54.5 million over the next two years for cleanup work at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The Pueblo Chieftain (http://bit.ly/1swdzFP ) reported Wednesday that the extra funds will increase ...
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:39:14 -0700

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700

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